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Sharing a Good Read

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One part of my job that gets to be a job sometimes is reading. The writing I do requires a lot of research reading. Making purchasing and troubleshooting decisions for Lensrentals requires a lot of research reading. So when I received a copy of Steve Simon’s book The Passionate Photographer: Ten Steps to Becoming Great […]

Photographic Techniques

Concert Shooting Basics

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This time of year, particularly, people have plays, pageants, and all kinds of indoor activities to photograph. Since its one of the most difficult types of photography, we get a lot of questions about it. Since I know absolutely nothing about concert and theatre photography, I’ve asked Brad Kolodzaike to write an article on the […]

Photographic Techniques

How to Shoot With Wide Aperture Lenses

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I’ll start by saying I’m a wide-aperture prime nut. I love them. No zoom, not even the best zoom, can compare. “Wait”, you say, “what about my $2,000 top grade f/2.8 Wonderzoom? People say it’s the best lens made.” I’ll grant you it might be as sharp as a prime, at least at its sweet […]

Photographic Techniques

A Broad Guide to Ultra Wide

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A while back I wrote a blog on Getting Sharp Telephoto Images when I realized a lot of our renters were using big telephoto lenses for the first time and didn’t know the tricks it took to get good telephoto images. We also see people struggle at the opposite end of the focal length range: […]

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